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Raising Mixed Race

Multiracial Asian Children In a Post-Racial World

by Sharon H. Chang

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Research continues to uncover early childhood as a crucial time when we set the stage for who we will become. In the last decade, we have also seen a sudden massive shift in America’s racial makeup with the majority of the current under-5 age population being children of color. Asian and multiracial are the fastest growing self-identified groups in the United States. More than 2 million people indicated being mixed race Asian on the 2010 Census. Yet, young multiracial Asian children are vastly underrepresented in the literature on racial identity. Why? And what are these children learning about themselves in an era that tries to be ahistorical, believes the race problem has been “solved,” and that mixed race people are proof of it? This book is drawn from extensive research and interviews with sixty-eight parents of multiracial children. It is the first to examine the complex task of supporting our youngest around being “two or more races” and Asian while living amongst “post-racial” ideologies.

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In one of the best field interview studies of multiracial issues yet to be done, Sharon Chang has captured well for all readers, whether social science experts or not, the gritty realities of being mixed-race in this country.
Joe R. Feagin
Professor of Sociology, Texas A&M
Author of Racist America 
If we are to capture the imagination and membership of our community’s next generational cohort, we must become fluent in nascent conversations on multiracial identity...'Raising Mixed Race' is undoubtedly set to become the benchmark tome on this subject...
Ryan Kenji Kuramitsu
Pacific Citizen
A must read for parents, teachers, students, and researchers of mixed race early childhood development, 'Raising Mixed Race' fills a critical void in literature on parenting and identity formation for multiracial Asian American children.
Laura Kina
 Professor of Art, Media, & Design, DePaul University
Editor of War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art
As a historian of racial mixing, I found the quality of Sharon H. Chang's research enviable. Most importantly, as a parent of a mixed, Asian child, I felt relief that such an empowering guidebook had arrived.

Greg Carter
Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Author of The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing
The book is groundbreaking. I can’t say enough good things about it...even if you don’t have a mixed race kid yourself - we all have associations with mixed children in our lives in many different ways...We all have a responsibility to read this book.
Minelle Mahtani
Professor of Human Geography & Journalism, University of Toronto-Scarborough
Author of Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality 
I hope that as many parents of racialized mixed-race children 
read this book as possible, so that future generations 
don’t have to wish their parents had.  
Rema Tavares
Mixed In Canada
Raising Mixed Race is a fundamental book for all  multiracial families who seek to understand the unique perspectives and experiences their children have or will face.
Maria Adcock
Bicultural Mama
Though this book has a focus on multiracial Asian children, it is not just  a book for parents of multiracial Asian children. It is a book for all children of color...[It] is for anyone who comes in contact with children in any way. This means if you are a teacher/educator, a child care worker, do research with children or on race and intersectionality…This book is for everyone.
Chandra Crudup
Mixed Roots Stories
The new vocabulary in [Raising Mixed Race] has helped me talk about thoughts and feelings I didn't have words for. I hope this discussion moves to that more people can gain the same knowledge and tools that Chang has given me.
Hugo Wong
 Rice Paper Magazine
If you have mixed-race kids, teach mixed-race kids or know any mixed-race kids, you should read Sharon Chang's book.
Jerry Large
 The Seattle Times
I commend the author for...exposing the hollowness and the dangers of the multiracial propaganda we commonly hear...The writer's courage in addressing the realities and complexities of the multiracial experience is a refreshing relief, and we need so much more of this in our world...
Nicola Codner
 Mixed Race Feminist Blog



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"I would consider this book required reading" Mixed Race Feminist Blog (Mar 2016)
"Helping Mixed-Race Asian Kids Navigate a World That Isn't Post-Racial" The Seattle Times (Mar 2016)
"Raising Mixed Race is in many ways empowering" Rice Paper Magazine (Dec 2015)
"This Is a Book For Everyone" Mixed Roots Stories (Dec 2015)
"Insight & Guidance For Mixed Race Asian Families" Bicultural Mama (Dec 2015)
"The Book You'll Probably Wish Your Parents Had Read" Mixed in Canada (Dec 2015)
"Three Unmissable Books That Can Help Us Honor Our Past" Pacific Citizen (Apr 2015)

International Examiner (Aug 2016)
New Day NW, King5, Seattle WA (Mar 2016)
Lulu Nation + Crew, Hollow Earth Radio, Seattle WA (Mar 2016)
Morning Blend, KBCS 91.3 FM, Bellevue WA (Mar 2016)
Writing Like An Asian: 5 Q's with Sharon H. Chang (Feb 2016)
Multicultural Kid Blogs (Feb 2016)
NBC News Asian America (Dec 2015)
ParentMap Magazine (Dec 2015)
HapaMama (Dec 2015)
AsAm News (Dec 2015)
Sense of Place, Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM, Vancouver B.C. (Sep 2015)
Schema Magazine (Sep 2015)
The Tyee (Sep 2015)
The Source (Sep 2015)
The Mixed Experience (Sep 2014)
MsRepresent: Behind the Face, a Fierce Woman (Sep 2014)

Voices Magazine (Spring 2016)
Us China Press (Mar 2016)
Us China Press (Jan 2016)
"Seattle Author Shows Realities Facing Multiracial Children" The Seattle Globalist (Dec 2015)
Read/Watch 2015 Pick List via Mutha Magazine (Dec 2015)
Multicultural Holiday Gift Guide via The Huffington Post (Dec 2015)
Press release in The Northwest Asian Weekly (Dec 2015)
Press release in The International Examiner (Dec 2015) 



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Social Justice Commentator of the Year (2015), The Seattle Globalist
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Sharon H Chang worked with young children and families for over a decade as a teacher, administrator, advocate and parent educator. She is currently a writer, scholar and activist who focuses on racism, social justice and the Asian American diaspora with a feminist lens. Her pieces have appeared in BuzzFeed, ThinkProgress, Hyphen Magazine, ParentMap Magazine, The Seattle Globalist, AAPI Voices and International Examiner. She also serves as a consultant for Families of Color Seattle and is on the planning committee for the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference.



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